S J Woodman’s long march diary transcript

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Stanley John Woodman, was a Sapper (from the French word sappe - spadework, or trench) in the Royal Engineers, Army No. 2069751 He was confirmed as POW, No. 220907, on 24/10/1942. Written at the top of page 1 of Stanley’s account…

Ivan Douglas McPherson’s #34461 Long March notebook transcript

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Ivan McPherson # 34461 kept brief notes of his long march in a notebook January 22nd: Cosel Hafen left 4.30pm. 23rd: Reached Gros Naukirch now Polska Cerekiew, Poland at 5am, Left at 8pm. 24th: Reached Gros Nimsdorf, now Naczeslawice,…

Thomas Horrocks Houston’s war diary

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Thomas kept a near daily account of his early and last days as a Prisoner of War. Thomas Houston's Diary Part 1 – The War Years 1940 To1941 Thomas Houston's Diary Part 2 1944 To 1945  

Leslie Vickers: memories from the end of the war

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Leslie Vickers POW, the story of the end of the War from his memories My Dad, Corporal Leslie Vickers was one of 1400 POW's marched back into Germany from Lamsdorf POW Camp 344 formerly Stalg VIIIB, he was in Dresden on VE day and he tells…

Ed Gamble – WWII Experience

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Ed Gamble’s WWII Experience After the East African campaign we thought and felt that we were invincible – the best trained – the best armed – the best led – and part of the best army the world had ever known – we were GUNG HO…

John Stephen Morum – The War Years

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JOHN STEPHEN MORUM - HIS-STORY AS NARRATED TO HIS DAUGHTER HELEN. [added comments – by Roy, his son] We both signed on [John and his brother Ross] when the war broke out, with the First Witwatersrand Rifles. That regiment was later broken…

Frederick Read – A War Fought Behind The Wire

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'A War Fought Behind The Wire' is Frederick Read's tale of life in the British army, 1925 - 1947, including his war-time experiences. A WAR FOUGHT BEHIND THE WIRE (86 pages)  

Sights, Sounds, Memories: South African Soldier Experiences Of The Second World War

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Synopsis: The Second World War involved most of the countries of the world and left so many millions dead and maimed, disorganised and devastated through personal and communal loss. This book recovers some of South Africa’s soldiers’ experiences…

From The Times, October 20, 1943: HOMEWARD BOUND PRISONERS

A BUOYANT SPIRIT MEN WHO PUZZLED THEIR CAPTORS From our Special Correspondent GOTHENBURG, OCT. 19 From The Times October 1943

Wes Clare – Long March Diary

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Wes Clare was a Canadian doctor awarded the Military Medal for his bravery on the beaches of Dunkirk. He accompanied men on one of the Lamsdorf Long Marches and kept a detailed diary of his administration to the sick and wounded prisoners. Wes…